Spain

Tue
30
Jun

Northsight Capital Signs Option to Acquire LaMarihuana.com, the Spanish Community’s Premier Cannabis Portal

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Northsight Capital Inc. (NCAP) announced it has signed an exclusive option to acquire LaMarihuana.com, considered the Hispanic community’s leading cannabis portal. LaMarihuana was founded in 2001 in Spain and currently has more than 1.3M visits monthly, making it the most visited portal worldwide by the Spanish-speaking community. LaMarihuana has more than 1.2 million Facebook fans and 53,000 Twitter followers. The Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2013, was 54 million people, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or racial minority.

Wed
17
Jun

Why Spain’s research and development is going nowhere

The discovery of penicillin wasn’t enough in itself to change the world: it first had to be made into a medicine, and then distributed to humanity. This leap is one that many breakthroughs and inventions by Spanish scientists working at the country’s universities very often fail to make. Research that could improve lives, such as flour for people with celiac disease, a self-driving tractor, or a kit for analyzing wine and beer, and that have taken years to develop and cost millions of euros, are either never developed, or are taken abroad.

Mon
15
Jun

The Cyclists Crowdfunding a Medical Cannabis Trial

This weekend, a group of volunteers are wrapping up a 420 km bike ride with a very specific goal in mind: making money for a clinical trial of cannabis as a potential treatment to fight brain cancer

Mon
15
Jun

Cannabis Cultivation Decriminalised in Spain

Stop Press; Excuse my translations..

A wonderful surprise ant-prohibitionist news for all growers, grow shops and associations. I tell you about the updated public security law that takes effect July 1.

The minimum fine has remained around 600 euros, not 1000 plus as feared. This administrative penalty is still valid for possession in public places, roads, public buildings or public transport etc.

The good news is that a paragraph has been clarified and amended on the cultivation of cannabis, and is said to be punishable only “in visible public places” (Art. 36.18).

Fri
12
Jun

Science crowdfunding startup launches cannabis cancer cure research campaign

Science crowdfunding startup Walacea is helping Madrid’s MedicalCannabis Bike Tour to raise the final €85,000 it needs to conduct an independent clinical trial into the effect of cannabinoids on brain tumours.

The scientists behind the tour have been working for the past 10 years to find ways to use cannabinoids, a substance found in cannabis, to treat breast cancer, skin cancer and brain tumours.

They have been fundraising since 2012 to get the cash they need for the trial in Spanish hospitals and have so far raised  €200,000.

Thu
11
Jun

Can Cannabis kill cancer cells? MCBT raises money to fund independent clinical trial

European non-for-profit organisation Medical Cannabis Bike Tour (MCBT) is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Walacea to finance an independent trial that investigates the effectiveness of cannabinoids (the active compounds in cannabis, CBD and THC) as a treatment for patients diagnosed with brain tumours.

By hosting an annual bike ride through Europe, MCBT has raised €200,000 since 2012 to help fund an independent clinical trial on 30 to 40 brain cancer patients in Spanish hospitals. From June 11th to 13th, 80 people will ride 420 kilometres through Belgium, Germany and Holland, with hopes to raise a further €280,000.

Mon
08
Jun

GrowBarato job offer for Murcia

You want the job you've been looking for all your life? In GrowBarato we are selecting new staff for our physical store in Murcia.

We need an expert in the culture, which is able to advise clients on all issues of everyday or doubts about any subject having to do with our favorite plant.

We seek an open and responsible person, who has much experience in the cultivation both indoors and outdoors to guide our clients. You must know the different types of culture media, each one of the fertilizers, as the different insecticides are used, and knows to provide solutions on various problems in the culture.

Mon
08
Jun

Cannabis Movement in Spain will not abide to ‘Gag Rule’

Spain is one of the most leading countries in Europa in terms of cannabis decriminalization. The country is also the inventor of and leader in the so called Cannabis Social Clubs. But lately, the Spanish government seems to be determined to bring an end to this revolutionary process. Check out this Cannabis News Network video from our team in Spain.

In Spain, cannabis is the most commonly used illegal drug. The Spanish Penal Code prohibits its sale but not the personal consumption in private places. Each autonomous community may schedule their way to cannabis legislation.

Sun
07
Jun

Study Finds Europeans Love to Get High — And Their Drugs Are Stronger and Purer Than Ever

The purity and potency of illegal drugs is Europe is on the rise, according to a new report by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). In its annual analysis of European drug trends, the EMCDDA also found that heroin use was in decline, that London's sewers had the highest concentration of cocaine among all European capitals, and that two new psychoactive substances hit the market every week.

Wed
27
May

How Catalonia Became Spain’s Laboratory for Smarter Drug Policies

Should we regulate cannabis and, if so, how? While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, inspiration for answers can be found in the stories of communities that have dared to try something different. Catalonia, an autonomous region of Spain, has created health- and rights-based drug policy that not only reduces the harms of drugs, but also creates new opportunities for public health, security, economic growth, and a thriving civil society.

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